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Hi, how likely is it to develop a tolerance to the sedating effects of doxylamine succinate when taken daily for a longer period of time?

Hi, how likely is it to develop a tolerance to the sedating effects of doxylamine succinate when taken daily for a longer period of time?

Tolerance: to doxylamine can develop overtime, needing more to have the same desired effect, interrupted use can delay that, however, it is hard to predcit which individual would develop tolerance and after how long, as metabolism differs, depending on multitude of factors in every person ...Read more

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What will taking ten doxylamine succinate do?

What will taking ten doxylamine succinate do?

Not a good idea: 1 800 222 1222 is the number for poison control if this occurs and...... Have somebody take you to the emergency room to get your stomach pumped. Anticholinergic side effects can include, racing hert, pounding chest, hallucinations, seizures, dry mouth, thickened secretions. ...Read more

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Is 50 mg of doxylamine succinate safe to take for sleep?

Is 50 mg of doxylamine succinate safe to take for sleep?

Doxylamine: Doxylamine is not a sleeping medication. It is an Antihistamine which makes you drowsy Conflicts with parents, relationships with turmoil and separations, peer pressure, work and finances can cause Anxiety and sleep problem Trust your body to have sleep as it has done for 21 years Exercise in evening Use Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Tai Chi, Yoga, and Meditation, Music See a Psychiatrist ...Read more

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How much Doxylamine Succinate mg does it take to kill you?

How much Doxylamine Succinate mg does it take to kill you?

Please seek help: If you or someone you know overdosed it is contemplating overdosing please seek help immediately. Symptoms of overdose are fever, confusion, dry mouth, racing heart, and delirium. ...Read more

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Is 50mg of doxylamine succinate safe?

Is 50mg of doxylamine succinate safe?

Yes: The FDA approved, label dosages for insomnia are from 25-50 mg nightly. We use this medication off-label routinely to treat morning sickness in pregnant women at higher doses than this. Overall it is a very safe and well tolerated medication. It can cause urinary retention in older people with prostate or bladder issues though. ...Read more

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Is doxylamine succinate habit-forming?

Is doxylamine succinate habit-forming?

Unisom: is not considered to be addictive in that there are no withdrawal side effects. Its use over a long period of time is not recommended as it has anticholinergic side effects that can interfere with memory, attention and ability to deal with outside stimuli. Do not take it with other sedatives or antihistamines like Zyrtec (cetirizine). ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 25mg of doxylamine succinate daily before going to bed?

Sure: Depending on other medications/treatments and your prior medical history -- should be fine. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do if i took 250 mg of doxylamine succinate will i be alright?

Can you tell me what to do if i took 250 mg of doxylamine succinate will i be alright?

Good luck: if you are fine by the time you are reading this answer,then nothing happened. doxylamine is in an antihistamine: it can make you tired, dry mouse, dizzy, etc. the effects should wear off in a few hours, if you are healthy. If you do this medication for fun – do not do it. Find some other ways to have fun. I treat a lot of patients who got hooked on medications quickly ...Read more